Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth, from the Compass to the Internet / Edition 1 by Debora L. Spar | 9780151005093 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth, from the Compass to the Internet / Edition 1

Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth, from the Compass to the Internet / Edition 1

by Debora L. Spar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0151005095

ISBN-13: 9780151005093

Pub. Date: 09/21/2001

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The high-tech bubble seems to have burst-or has it? Knowing where you are in the business cycle is crucial. Historical perspective helps, and so does keen analysis. Ruling the Waves offers both.

Debora Spar begins the historical context with pirate tales. Jean Lafitte's domination of the seas and Rupert Murdoch's domination of the British airwaves with BskyB have

Overview

The high-tech bubble seems to have burst-or has it? Knowing where you are in the business cycle is crucial. Historical perspective helps, and so does keen analysis. Ruling the Waves offers both.

Debora Spar begins the historical context with pirate tales. Jean Lafitte's domination of the seas and Rupert Murdoch's domination of the British airwaves with BskyB have much in common. Tales of the telegraph and radio help you understand the natural evolution of Microsoft, the trials of the codemakers who fought the U.S. government to protect Internet privacy, and the revolutionary rap stars who challenged the record industry. Great stories of quirky pioneers and their roller-coaster rides make this the one book that you need to become an expert on the path of future innovations and the natural development from idea to market in a changing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151005093
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/21/2001
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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